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I have officially finished my first ever PC build and am quite impressed with myself. I was very nervous to say the least, and was so stressed out I couldn't even sleep! But, sure enough when I powered it on, it worked! This is a build for general use, and some Autocad, Autodesk Inventor and light video editing. It can play some older games, since Quadro is NOT optimized for gaming. I actually do wish I would have gotten a GTX 960 instead, but then again if I had that, I would probably get distracted from actual work and end up gaming instead of working! The only things I wish I knew before building was that modular power supplies exist, and that you can't game with Quadro! I also plan on replacing the LOUD front 120mm fan with a PWM fan. Any recommendations?

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  • 60 months ago
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3 pin fans can also be controlled via the motherboard's BIOS. Most of the time. I recommend trying that before investing in a new fan.

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  • 60 months ago
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I must have been drunk last night. Don't know what I was thinking. The akasa ones are all right actually. The Cooler Master are a no no. Sorry for the bad recommendation on that one. Ditch the Silverstone and Deepcole ones as well. Not too sure about the Bitfenix ones. But they can go as low as 500 RPM, which is as quiet as a fan gets before stopping.

So I would recommend the Akasa and Bitfenix fans because they have both sides of the coin - they can be really quiet, when your temps are good, and they can pump a lot of air in, when it's needed. Which I don't think it will.

I have had and have Fractal Design fans. They are quiet. It's Fractal Design. But I'm not convinced by their airflow abilities. I would recommend Fractal Design for this actually as not much airflow is needed with how little heat there is going to be produced inside the case.I don't want to recommend Corsair or Noctua, because he can get a better case for the price they're asking on some of them. Same can be said for the Akasa in this case I guess. So I guess my final recommendation is Bitfenix for their low price and ability to do really low RPM, which won't produce much noise.

You should also check out, where the noise is coming from. Could be your GPU, CPU, PSU, Exhaust fan as well. In my build a hard drive would make more noise than all the other fans.

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  • 55 months ago
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Jup i got the same sickleflow fans are never going to buy them ever again xD

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

My MSI Z87I ac doesn't seem to be able to, neither do gigabyte motherboards, it seems that asrock does though

  • 60 months ago
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Ah, I see. My Gigabyte doesn't have it either, but my AsRock had it. I'm about to buy a new motherboard today, but I was going to go for MSI/Gigabyte Gaming 5/3 as they have the guard for the Audio section. But I really love being able to control my fans from the motherboard. I don't see why they all don't have it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you now if Asus boards do? I had to buy a zalman fan mate 2 control, my fan 200mm fan is on minimum all the time, I don't see where I'd ever need full air flow as I don't game or have a dgpu, but it's annoying the thought of having to open the case just to adjust fan speed. It'd be nicer if fans were 4 pin instead.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If you've got rubber holes for external watercooler at the back of your case you could route it through that and have your fan controller outside the case. No idea about Asus motherbaords, I've never used one.

  • 60 months ago
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Yes, I am getting a new fan. I am getting this one: Cougar Vortex PWM 120 Cooling CF-V12HPB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008N323U6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I do see in reviews that it can get loud, but I will probably just keep it under 1500 RPM. I really don't need that front fan, my temps have not gotten above 40C. But, I would rather play it safe. I do like the Noctura fans, but I cant really afford it lol. I don't even have a surge protector at the moment. :(

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, anyone know how to take the front bezel off of my case? The fan does not screw in from inside the case.